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Southern New England Native Baskets and the Narrative of “Disappearance.” Virtual Lunch talk by Denene De Quintal

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

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Virtual lunch talk by Dan Yaeger (NEMA): “COVID and Chaos: How Museums are Navigating the Crisis”

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

With 3,000 members throughout the region, the New England Museum Association has been a hub for keeping museums and museum people connected during the coronavirus crisis. Here’s your chance to speak with NEMA Executive Director Dan Yaeger about the latest from the front lines of museum leadership, how people are coping, and the short/long-term prospects for museum careers.

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Virtual Lunch Talk by Amelia Grabowski, MA’15: “Crafting the Mini-Exhibit in Your NewsFeed: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Museum Social Media Management”

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

How many times a year do you visit a museum (when there’s not a pandemic)? How many times a day do you check your phone? Museums’ social media accounts offer great ways to reach the audiences where they are and create unique experiences that you can’t offer IRL. But, it’s harder than it looks.

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Virtual Lunch Talk: “Adaptive Practices: Two Curators Redefine Gathering During a Pandemic.”

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Having been closed for 18 months of renovation, Providence Public Library was scheduled to begin its grand reopening on March 30th, with events and activities designed to bring crowds into the Library’s beautiful new public spaces throughout the weeks and months ahead. Instead, the Library didn’t open, and all public gathering for the foreseeable future has ceased.

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CANCELED: Lunch Talk: “Art, Public Space and Closing Societies”

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Yukiko Yamagata, Curatorial and Deputy Director, Open Society Foundations (New York, NY).

Talk description coming soon.

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Lunch Talk: “Estates of Sanctuary: The Struggle Against Information Asymmetry”

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Libertad O. Guerra, Executive Director, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (New York, NY).

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Lunch Talk: “Traces: Honoring a Neighborhood’s History and Soundscape”

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“Traces” is a collaborative performance project commissioned by Community MusicWorks (CMW), tracing the sonic memory of a place: an empty lot in the West End of Providence that will be the future home of Community MusicWorks. The work will be created by composer Shaw Pong Liu in collaboration with public historian Micah Salkind, neighborhood resident and educator Joanne Ayuso, and the Rhode Island Historical Society, and will present histories and stories of the neighborhood.

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Lunch Talk: “Institution-Building with Art and Artists at the Core”

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Join Nico Wheadon—writer, professor of art, and Executive Director of NXTHVN—as she discusses the role of art and artists in building and sustaining culturally-specific institutions.

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Lunch Talk: Kīpuka Aloha ʻĀina: Spaces of Indigenous Hawaiian Resurgence

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Mary Tuti Baker is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Brown University, where she teaches courses in Indigenous Political Theory.

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Lunch Talk: Fostering Community-Driven Archives: Meeting Practitioners At Their Point of Need

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Angela DiVeglia, Curatorial Assistant at Providence Public Library; Dr. Taino J. Palermo, RWU Community Development Graduate Program; and Kate Wells, Curator of RI Collections at Providence Public Library.

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